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It’s All Happening Here in the Northern Territory!

June 28, 2017 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

With the dry season and cooler temperatures in full swing, the Northern Territory is abuzz with activity. Take a look at what’s happening in the NT over the next couple of months…

Beer Can Regatta (Darwin) – 9 July

See boats built of beer cans, plastic soft drink bottles and cartons put to the test and get involved in some of the silly competitions that take place at this unique Top End festival.

Thousands gather for this annual Darwin family event on Mindil Beach, taking full advantage of the balmy dry season weather.

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Apex Camel Cup (Alice Springs) – 15 July

The quirky, annual Apex Camel Cup attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world.

While camels may have a reputation as dedicated ‘ships of the desert’, these magnificent beasts are certainly not short on personality. Entertainment is assured, with nine unique races scheduled around the dusty outback track throughout the day.

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Walking with Spirits (Katherine) – 15 July

Walking with Spirits is presented by Djilpin Arts in the community of Beswick/Wugularr, only an hour and a half drive from Katherine. Travellers can witness a traditional Corroborree from several Arnhem Land languages in partnership with the Australian Shakespeare Company over this exclusive weekend.

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Darwin Festival (Darwin) – 10-27 August

Darwin Festival combines the local love of outdoor community festivities and dining with a program of Australian and international performances and exhibitions.

Festival goers can be seen for 18 nights each August at the long communal tables in the festooned Festival Park eating Darwin’s legendary Asian food and arguing about who has seen the most shows.

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (Darwin) – 11-13 August

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (affectionately known as DAAF) provides an amazing and genuine opportunity for arts industry buyers, and art and design aficionados, to purchase art directly from Indigenous owned and incorporated Art Centres.

The Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists, and provides a space for visitors to meet them and learn from the variety of different cultural groups across Australia.

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Henley on Todd Regatta (Alice Springs) – 19 August

The Henley on Todd Regatta is one of the most iconic events in the Australian outback. It’s a boat race – without any sign of water! It’s an action packed day where teams and individuals race ‘boats’ in the dry bed of the Todd River including bottomless ‘eights’, ‘Oxford tubs’, ‘rowing 8’s’ and ‘yachts’ through the deep coarse sand.

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